Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winding Road and Snow

Winter in Bronx brings with it the need to properly prepare. With inevitably compromised conditions due to snow, ice, and sludge, a winter car safety kit could make all the difference between a simply unfortunate situation and a dangerous one. The team at Victory Mitsubishi is committed to sharing our expertise and other service tips to ensure the safety of drivers in Mount Vernon and the surrounding communities.

Winter Car Kit Essentials

To be without something you need in the car could make a situation more inconvenient than it needs to be. We recommend stocking up your vehicle with the following items for the best car emergency kit during the winter months:

  • Battery cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Portable shovel
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Cell phone charger
  • External battery pack
  • Camera
  • Flat tire kit
  • Emergency tool kit
  • Items to help when stranded: flashlight, warning signaling cones, backup batteries, safety vest, and roadside triangles

It can be tempting to throw on slippers and a sweater to just make a quick errand to the store in New Rochelle, but it’s not worth the off-chance that something like a flat tire could require you to exit the vehicle. It’s important to dress properly or at least have all the necessary articles somewhere in the car, should you need to exit your car in cold, a snowstorm, or high winds.

  • Vital winter items: gloves, blanket, rain poncho, rags, boots, a hat. Pack anything to keep you warm if you get stranded during a snowstorm.

Essentials for Long Winter Drives

If you’re making a long winter haul at some point this season— perhaps to visit family over the holidays— we encourage you to pack a few additional items.

  • Tow strap: If you or someone in your caravan becomes stuck in a ditch or even a parking spot after heavy snow, a tow strap is vital to getting you back on the road.
  • Fire extinguisher: An automotive-specific fire extinguisher is always a good item to have on hand, but especially in the winter months.
  • Long-lasting food and water: Extra water preparations and non-perishable food items are vital in the event you are stuck or stranded in treacherous conditions.

Get Winter Ready at Victory Mitsubishi

With the aforementioned preparations, you will be in good shape to take on the winter months. There are also ways to externally equip your vehicle for inclement weather, like snow tires. If you’re interested in these items, contact us here at Victory Mitsubishi and we’ll guide you along all the options to keep you safer throughout Westchester. We are also here to help with service questions like how much is a transmission, local recommendations like the best lounges in the Bronx, financial advice like whether or not you can or should lease a used car.

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